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Cool 1984 CRX restoration story on Jalopnik

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  1. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    Until a few years a go, a friend was rocking an '86 CRX. That is more vacuum lines than anyone should have to be exposed to.
     
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    I read this story lastnight. Made me very nostalgic for my 1986 Si with swap.
    That car was a blast.
     
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    thats what my 2nd car looked like. same body/recessed lamps. 80 vac lines on the cvcc.
     
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    I loved my first gen crx si with the dohc zc blacktop, such a fun peppy little quirky car and that dude spent a small fortune of $$$ on those fender and door and front clip plastics
     
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    only if non si , the carb'd ones are like 50+ vac lines its terrible lol
     
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    Yeah it was carb'd. It's been years since I've been under the hood of that car, I just remember going junk diving looking for a 6 (or was it 7) way vacuum splitter to replace the one that had been super glued multiple times.
     
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    Cool article. Might have to hit up First Texas Honda on my next run through Austin!
     
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    That's not mine, was just pointing out the thread. I'm hope to see my old car restored by someone, someday.
     
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    Cool car. Very clean. If I had the opportunity to restore a CRX, it'd be a 90-91 CRX Si. But it'd have to be a resto-mod with coiovers, Old School 15" or 16" wheels (preferably SSR Schumachers), GSR swap, conv to hydro clutch at pedal assembly and AC working nice. Thats definitely a sweet dream ride of mine.
     
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    That's what's sitting in the corner of my garage right now... 90 CRX Si. Definitely going to be heavy on the mod.
     
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    Mod heavy, huh? Like 400+whp?

    So pricey to get all new rubber for doors and windows. But I'd like it all clean looking....getting 30+mpg's and running mid 13's on street tires. I'd drive it to work.
     
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    Actually, yeah- 400whp is the target.
     
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    What's considered "mod heavy" on a honda these days? I'm not trying to downplay a build, I'm just really detached since it's been so long since I've worked on one.

    I sorta feel like they were so complex when we first started working on them and doing swaps. Now i look at them and think "it's just a shell, engine, suspension, wheels, brakes, and tires, boom, done." Aside from the engine and tune, you can build a honda in a week if you have everything collected and together.
     
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    The game has changed.... back in the day if you wanted to buy a swap you either had to have a buddy that had one laying around or get lucky on a risky CL find or go straight to a importer ..... today I could piece together a full build locally on facebook marketplace and the same thing goes with tuning everybody and their mama is a honda Chrome tuner or hondata licensed . Rightfully soo the hondas are seen as the lego cars of the import community
     
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    Custom fab that's not plug and play off the shelf mods...
     
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